The Simmons Family (Including Ex-Wife Valerie Vaughn) Pose For Ebony’s Mother’s Day Issue

April 9, 2012  |  

MOTHER’S DAY!? I know, we’re not even far from Easter and deep in April and folks are already prepping us for another big holiday. But I just had to share this very wonderful photo from Ebony‘s upcoming Mother’s Day issue (courtesy of Rev Run’s Twitter) that features all the kids, and both Rev Run’s current wife Justine, and his ex-wife, Valerie Vaughn. Vaughn is, of course, the mother of Vanessa, Angela and JoJo. She made an appearance or two on the show, Run’s House, but for the most part, she tried to stay M.I.A. from all of that. But I can now see where the girls get their good looks from!

In the photo op, her three babies stand around her, while Diggy, Russy (who is really growing up!) and daughter Miley all crowd around Justine (for those who didn’t remember, they adopted Miley near the end of the show). I wanted to share the photo because I was digging all the blended family love and I was also digging the fact that these ladies were more than happy to sit together for this photo (well, at least I’m assuming they were). Sets a great example for folks out here bickering with new wives, etc. Check out this spread and more when the Ebony issue drops on April 17. Better start figuring out what you’re going to get moms this time around…

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  • lilkunta

    he married valerie after he got her pregnant.
    he married justine after he got her pregnant.
    he is not deeply rooter.

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  • Temise16

    I always thought it was cute that the older kids all called Justine mom. It shows that they all get along.

  • Shan

    Love it!

  • Thickhoneypeach

    That’s a nice pic but out of curiosity, whose had in Valerie holding? Is she holding Miley’s hand? The huge crease makes the pic look strange…IJS

    • Tbaby_8

      She’s holding Miley’s hand.

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  • Tagirl

    That’s a great photo. From the show, their mom is remarried too and it’s always best to get along when there are kids involved. Look at Kimora and Russell, same thing. I respect that.

  • Hazel

    But wait, the man was married twice.  How is that referred to as “deeply rooted”? 

    • Jazin17

      Deeply rooted because despite him being married twice he has respects and remains friends with the first wife… and that respect and friendship spills over to allow both women to get along and respect each other and raise functional children… This is a portrait of blended families and how to do correctly. 

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      • TammyJ

         I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Amija James

    That’s what I’m talking about.  I tried to get along with my ex’s broad, but she had the problem with me.  They got it right.  ESPECIALLY when there are kids involved.

  • @msredbonebrite

    Yes, I love their family dynamic! Valerie & Justine both seem like they have a genuine respect for each other, as they should! Beautiful photo! I LOVE Angela’s style!

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  • beauty

    Another beautiful black family. This photo is so classy, love it. 

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  • This photo is very classy! I pray that things are really what they appear to be. I love the unity!

  • iReezy

    Where’s Run?!

    • iReezy

      I know it’s a Mother’s Day issue, but geez, he made the fam who they are today…

  • L-Boogie

    Good looking family!